Backup a Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by perezjuanf, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. perezjuanf macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2011
    West Palm Beach
    I backup my Imac into an Apple Time Capsule and was wandering if I could backup the Apple Time Capsule into and external HD just as a safety measure, if this is possible what is the best way

  2. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    No that's not really the best way if you want other copy of your backup. If you are running Mountain Lion then you can use Time Machine to back up to multiple hard disks. Just plug in the external drive to the iMac and have it do a Time Machine backup to that external drive as well as the Time Capsule.
  3. carylee2002 macrumors member


    Jul 27, 2008
    I have my time machine hooked up to a partition on a external raid 5 drive and also copy cloner backing up on another hard drive in case my SSD should fail.
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    If your'e on OS X Lion you should get AirPort Utility 5.6 :

    There is a way to install it under Mountain Lion, but there used to be a feature with exactly what you're looking for to archive it to an external USB drive.
    Which is what is in the previous version of AirPort Utility.

    You can manually drag and drop the sparsebundle image over to another drive though.
  5. perezjuanf thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2011
    West Palm Beach
    My OS is Lion what will be the best way.


    My OS is Lion

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